LookWebResults is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of Adware. Adware is designed for the purpose of displaying numerous popup deals and/or annoying commercials on the affected MAC system without the user’s permission. It is important, do not click on these advertisements, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading web-sites. Adware usually gets installed alongside free software, codecs and shareware.
The worst is, the LookWebResults adware can collect confidential info (your ip address, what is a website you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware as soon as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your MAC system of adware and thus remove the LookWebResults unwanted ads.
How does LookWebResults get on your MAC
|Name||LookWebResults, Look Web Results 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-up advertisements, pop-up virus, popups|
|Removal||LookWebResults removal guide|
How to remove LookWebResults
The answer is right here on this web page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your MAC OS of LookWebResults . Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you’re familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise run the free anti malware utility developed specifically to get rid of adware software. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to shut down your web-browser or restart your Apple Mac.
To remove LookWebResults, complete the following steps:
- How to get rid of LookWebResults without any software
- Automatic Removal of LookWebResults adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of LookWebResults without any software
Looking for a method to get rid of the LookWebResults adware software manually without downloading any tools? Then this section of the post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of web-browser and MS Windows setup. If you are not sure that you can follow them, it is better to use free software listed below that can help you delete LookWebResults .
Uninstall LookWebResults associated software by using the Finder
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this adware software, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted apps. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a software that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your Apple Mac start up time and speed dramatically.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the LookWebResults adware. If you’ve many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation.
Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and select “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, choose Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove LookWebResults adware from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is affected by LookWebResults, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser application to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove LookWebResults from Safari
If you find that Safari internet browser settings like home page, search provider by default and newtab page having been changed by the LookWebResults adware, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Run Safari web-browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, choose “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of popups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for questionable extensions on left panel, choose it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page and search engine settings. Click “General” icon. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Delete LookWebResults from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If Firefox settings are hijacked by the LookWebResults adware, your web-browser displays undesired pop up ads, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Automatic Removal of LookWebResults adware
The easiest method to delete LookWebResults adware software is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting adware. We suggest try MalwareBytes or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
How to remove LookWebResults with MalwareBytes
We recommend using the MalwareBytes. You can download and install MalwareBytes to locate adware and thereby get rid of LookWebResults ads from your browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically identifies and deletes all threats exist on the MAC OS.
- Please go to the following link to download MalwareBytes.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
- After downloading is complete, please close all apps and open windows on your Apple Mac. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will start and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility will begin scanning the whole Apple Mac to find out the LookWebResults adware software. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- Once MalwareBytes completes the scan, MalwareBytes Free will show a scan report.
- Make sure to check mark the threats which are unsafe and then press the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use ad blocking program that blocks an access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Mac OS.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block malicious and misleading web sites.
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the LookWebResults adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and undesired harmful web-pages) and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) (to periodically scan your MAC OS for new malware, browser hijackers and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of LookWebResults ads from your web browser, then ask for help here.